Double The Impact Of Your Campaign Gift While
Honoring Reverend Monsignor James Barta
“A liberal arts education is
something much more
than the cultivation
of technological expertise. It is
also the cultivation of that social
sensitivity which brings the warmth
and color to life. It is the explicit
profession that we are social by
nature, and incomplete without
others. It is the expression of
respect for others, manifesting itself
in generosity, not the selfishness
which enslaves us,” said Rev.
Monsignor James O. Barta (’52) in his 1988 inaugural address as
president of Loras College.
Barta devoted his efforts both
professionally and spiritually to
Loras College as well as to his
community and church. His
generous service and guidance
continue to impact both Loras
and all those associated with the
In honor of Monsignor Barta's many
years of commitment, an anonymous
donor has offered the Monsignor Barta
Challenge for the Inspiring Lives &
Leadership Campaign. The challenge
will match dollar for dollar up to $250,000 for every new or
increased gift received this fiscal over
last (fiscal year ends May
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For Bill Dougherty (’60), Giving To Loras is
“An Obligation And A Privilege”
Bill Dougherty, M.D., (’60) and his
wife Sharon are enjoying their
retirement, splitting their time
between Moline, Ill. and Naples, Fla.
Together, the couple has six children
and more than 20 grandchildren.
Dougherty spent over 30 years as
an orthopedic surgeon at his private
practice in Moline before retiring
on Jan. 1, 2004. Bill's journey to
success, however, began at Loras. “I
was given scholarships and campus
jobs at Loras without which I couldn't
have attended college. I decided that
someday I would repay my debt and
help someone else,” he said.
Reflecting back on his life, and especially time as a student, Dougherty is grateful for all Loras did for him. Now, he repays what he feels is a debt to Loras through his support of scholarships, awards, capital improvements, student conferences and the Inspiring Lives & Leadership campaign.
“I really consider it an obligation and a privilege,” Dougherty said about his inspiration to give.
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Loras is Named 1st Academic Affiliate to the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Since ISGC’s Founding
What happened to the water on Mars? Can elements in nature help improve our machines? What can be done about pollutants in agricultural runoff?
Loras students and faculty now have the opportunity to answer these questions thanks to the College's recent affiliation with the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC), part of NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. This affiliation enables Loras to apply its strong engineering, science, technology and math programs to explore the unknown in new and innovative ways.
ISGC was founded in 1990, and Loras is its first academic affiliation since that date.
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Loras Women’s Leadership Alliance
The official launch of the Loras Women's Leadership Alliance was held on March 21 for faculty, staff, alumni, and students gathered for this historic occasion. The mission of the recently formed Leadership Alliance is to engage women on the Loras College campus and in alumni communities, connecting or reconnecting them with the College. Supporting young women who attend or will attend Loras is their overall goal. READ MORE >
|APRIL 20, 2017
Mass & Dinner
|MAY 3, 2017
& Student Awards
|MAY 5, 2017
|MAY 6, 2017
& Friends Day
|MAY 11, 2017
Alumni & Student
|MAY 18, 2017
|June 13 - 15, 2017
Bob & Judy Tucker
|July 30, 2017
Visit alumni.loras.edu/events for additional events and registration options.
Campaign Steering Committee: Campaign Chair Tom Tauke ('72), Father John Schlegel ('66)+,
Paul Breitbach ('60),
Bill Lynch ('64),
Jim Theisen ('56), Mary Finnegan, Theresa Hoffman ('81),
Don Ulrich ('58),
Arnie Honkamp ('62)+